Agence France-PresseDecember 11, 2013 05:03
Vets in Japan have carried out knee surgery on a rare white tiger cub, fixing a leg problem the animal had been born with.
In what was being billed as the first such operation of its kind on a white tiger, surgeons fixed a congenitally displaced kneecap in its right hind leg.
The nine-month-old male, named Sky, was under the knife for five-and-a-half hours Tuesday at the Nihon University Animal Medical Centre in Fujisawa, south of Tokyo, the institution said on its website.
The animal was under general anaesthetic throughout the operation.